THERE’S a little-known rule that could see drivers find as Britain faces another heatwave in the coming days.

Forgetting this one accessory could land you in hot water when driving in hot weather – you could be slapped with a £1,000 fine or three points on your licence.

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Motoring experts warned drivers to wear sunglasses as May’s heatwave sees sizzling heat across the UK.

Bright sunlight can cause a strong glare across a car’s windscreen that might distort a driver’s view of the road.

You could quickly lose control of your vehicle or worsen your view of the road and traffic ahead if you’re blinded by gleaming sun or bright reflections.

By wearing sunglasses, motorists can take the adverse effects of sunny weather into their own hands.

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Andy Alderson, CEO and Founder of the car leasing company Vanarama, told the Express: “With the UK experiencing a heatwave, many people will plan to hit the road to visit summertime attractions.

“However, if drivers are not prepared for driving in bright sunlight, they could put themselves and other road users in danger.

“To prevent being dazzled by the sun when driving, motorists should check their windscreen is clean before setting off, wear polarised sunglasses, and keep a safe distance from other drivers when the sun is distorting their view.”

There are a number of driving traps that motorists need to be aware of as temperatures soar.

In hot weather, road surfaces can change which affects “steering and braking”, so drivers have to stay alert to any dangers ahead.

Rule 237 of the Highway Code says: “Keep your vehicle well ventilated to avoid drowsiness.

“Be aware that the road surface may become soft or if it rains after a dry spell it may become slippery. 

“These conditions could affect your steering and braking.

“If you are dazzled by bright sunlight, slow down and if necessary, stop.”

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Older passengers or younger children are also at risk of suffering heat exhaustion in a hot, stuffy car, so air conditioning or open windows are vital.

Keeping a dog in a parked car during the summer months can also be dangerous or even deadly.

There are a few steps you can take if you spot a dog inside a locked car in really warm weather.

Less dangerous, but equally as devastating, there is another mistake that drivers fall for in the heat.

Locksmith Elizabeth Johns warned against leaving your car unlocked while you wash it.

Thieves can easily take advantage of the moment you pop inside to make their getaway in your sparkling clean car.

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